Now that we’ve implemented daylight savings and the weather is slowly starting to warm up – it’s time to start looking for some new shades. If you’re going to be on the move and need something portable, check out the Folding Wayfarer’s by Ray-Ban. They offer the same classic Wayfarer style but with three folding joints enabling you to reduce them to size of one lens. Shown above with bold orange frames and new “flash lenses” the Folding Wayfarer is also available in more traditional colors as well.
GET IT: $160
Original Ray-Ban Wayfarers are very cool, but if you’re trying to out-hipster the next guy, you may want to grab a pair of the limited edition Rare Print Patchwork Sunglasses. You can rock the plaid pattern all-over your shades or be a bit stealthier with versions that have the pattern on the inside of the frames. $160, $210 for Polarized.
Ray-Ban has successfully brought the Wayfarer back into style, and with men trying to channel the likes of Don Draper – other retro sunglasses are also making a big comeback. The Ray-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses line came out in the 80′s and are based on the popular 50-60′s browline style of eyewear (as seen on Colonel Sanders and Malcolm X). Proven to be timeless, a pair of Clubmaster sunglasses will greatly compliment your skinny tie this fall.
GET IT: $130
We’ve said it before, we’re big fans of Ray-Bans. We’ve also previously mentioned that we love Wayfarers, but sometimes you need to mix it up. The Ray-Ban 4147 is a slick pair of large and modern shades that still maintain the spirit of the Wayfarer. Lightweight and designed with comfort in mind, these polarized sunglasses will keep you feeling and looking cool this summer.
GET IT: $127 (32% OFF)
To celebrate their 75th anniversary, Ray-Ban has launched the Legends Collection. This includes the return of the Laramie for women, and retro Aviator, Round, and Meteor styles for the fellas. Available with vintage colored lenses, these sunglasses are a blast from the past. Shown above is the Ray-Ban Meteor with a Havana frame and blue lenses, and as with all of the shades in the Legends Collection – there is a selection of retro colors for both the frame and lenses. If you need to be even more exclusive, there is also a Johnny Marr limited edition pair available in the Ray-Ban Legends Collection for you collectors out there.
GET IT: $160
While we’re crazy about the classic styles of Ray-Ban, we’re also always eager to see some new models emerge. New for this fall are the Ray-Ban Brad Sunglasses shown above in dark grey frames with grey gradient lenses. The gummy textured frames feature a distinct double brow bridge bar and 100% UV protection. Styled in somewhat of a cross between the Wayfarer and the Aviator, these slick shades will set you back around $109.
A bit smaller than the famous Ray-Ban Wayfarer, the New Wayfarer is an equally stylish set of shades with a tighter fit. While they come in various colors and options, the black rubber version stands out from the crowd with it’s matte finish. Not only do they look cool, but they are extremely light and stay put on your face (even if you’re moving around or sweating). While each of the four pairs of Ray-Ban’s I own all look great, these are definitely the most comfortable.
GET IT: $79 (normally $119)
Originally designed in the ’50s, the style of the Wayfarer has been going strong for over five decades. The sunglasses of choice for the Blues Brothers are now available in several limited edition rare prints. Pictured above is the Wayfarer in black with the New York City subway map printed on the inside of the frames. These shades are cool and collectible. They’ve been fashionable for over 50 years – so you’re not buying into a “trend.”
I know that Frachelli recently did a sunglasses feature, but it’s summer and I got some new ones! I am absolutely loving my Ray-Ban Tech sunglasses and have been receiving many compliments. I went all out with this pair; they have polarized lenses and carbon fiber temples making them lightweight, comfortable, and great to look through. They were a bit expensive for a working stiff like me, but sometimes it’s better to look like a million bucks than to have it.
$229 on Ray-Ban.com ($179 w/o the Polarized lenses)